Hip Hop

What’s in the Shakedeck v.4: UG Edition

blame it on Shake September 28, 2010

Around the beginning of the new millennium my musical playlist consisted of about 75% indie hip hop. Any and everything Rhymesayers / Definitive Jux / QN5 / Demigodz / Stones Throw / Weathermen / Psycho+Logical related dropped, I copped. Simple as that. Everyone from Sage Francis to Aesop Rock, Atmosphere to Cunninlynguists, Dilated Peoples, Cage, Copywrite, Louis Logic, Apathy, Celph Titled, Eyedea & Abilities, Mr. Lif, Brother Ali, DOOM… you get the point. And while the percentage might have changed a bit throughout the past few years (be it running 2dbz, indie artists releasing less material, the need for some random ignorance in my life, etc), I will always hold those years close to my heart. And with that sappy story said, I’ve put together a compilation of some of the songs that frequented my CD player. I’m sure this won’t be the last.

Tracklist + Download link after the jump…

01 Cannibal Ox – Swing Blades f. Jean Grae
02 Aesop Rock – Daylight
03 Mr. Lif – Earthcrusher
04 Eyedea & Abilities – Now
05 7L & Esoteric – Murder Death Kill f. Celph Titled
06 Louis Logic – Diablos f. Celph Titled
07 Immortal Technique – Peruvian Cocaine f. Pumpkinhead, Diabolic, Tonedeff, Poison Pen, Loucipher & C-Rayz Walz
08 Jedi Mind Tricks – Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story f. R.A. the Rugged Man
09 Cage – Ballad of Worms
10 Atmosphere – Don’t Ever Fucking Question That
11 Cunninlynguists – Love Aint f. Tonedeff
12 Tonedeff – Pocelain
13 Murs – Varsity Blues
14 Non-Prophets – Mainstream 307
15 Sage Francis – Sea Lion f. Alias, Will Oldham & Saul Williams
16 RJD2 – June f. Copywrite

DOWNLOAD: What’s in the Shakedeck v.4: Underground Edition